Winter Princess, by Skye MacKinnon | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my review of Winter Princess, by Skye MacKinnon.

Winter Princess is the first book in the Daughter of Winter series. 

Trigger Warnings: Character Death, Grief, Blood, Murder, Sex Scenes, Almost Drowning, Kidnapping, Self-Defense

36118527One sassy demi-goddess. Four hot Guardians. And a few evil people.

As a demi-goddess, Wyn has always stood out from the human crowd. And now, on her 22nd birthday, her magic finally surfaces with a bang. A Big bang. She’ll need the help of not one, but four (sexy) guardians to control her destructive powers. If only they weren’t so distracting…

Her mother, the Winter Queen, waits for Wyn in the Realms of Gods, but there are enemies who will try and prevent her from ever reaching the Realms, even if that means going to war.

Will Wyn be able to survive the journey? And if she does, can she resist falling for her Guardians?

A full-length reverse harem novel containing all five episodes of the bestselling Winter Princess serial. 18+

From GoodReads [x]:

“Reverse harem” is, literally, the opposite of “harem”, with a group of males centering round a singular female, usually with three or more males. Quite often found under the romance genre.

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Truth be told, I didn’t really know what to think about Winter Princess prior to actually sitting down and reading it.

What I did know about Winter Princess before reading was that this story is a Reverse Harem novel. And that, truthfully, is one of the big reasons why I read Winter Princess.

Why I wanted to read Winter Princess:

  • Reverse Harem (yey)
  • Sounds like a Fae novel, but it’s N O T (bonus points)
  • Demi-Goddess (Hell yeah)
  • Demi-Goddess  P O W E R S (so cool!)

I enjoyed Winter Princess, and reading Wyn’s story. Winter Princess kept me entertained throughout—there were more action scenes than I thought there would be (for some reason?). The action scenes were fantastic to read and highly entertaining.

I loved the smutty scenes that were here and there. I was actually pleasantly surprised that the steamy scenes started fairly early on into the book. There was already a steamy scene about 25-30% into reading Winter Princess.

Another thing that I loved In Winter Princess was seeing Wyn’s powers come into fruition. We see Wyn’s powers appear, and we see how her powers are affected by her emotional stability. For example, when Wyn would get angry, some sort of fire would appear.

I loved seeing Wyn learning her powers and how to use them properly, not just use them in her flare-ups.

I also adore the relationship between the four Guardians and Wyn. Each of the Guardians brings something the the proverbial-table. Which in turn means that they each have something to teach Wyn in using her powers.

Emotionally though, the Guardians are great for Wyn, and Wyn is great for them. I adored reading their relationship grew into what it was.

Regarding the Guardians; there was enough information given about the Guardians to get by in this first book. However I hope that we learn more about the Guardians in general. I also hope that we get to learn more about Wyn’s Guardians specifically in the series.

Something else that I enjoyed about Winter Princess was Wyn herself. I haven’t laughed and connected with a main character in so long. Wyn also learns quite a bit within Winter Princess. So I hope that all that Wyn’s learned is put to good use in not only the second novel, but the rest of the series as well.

So much plot happened within this first novel. I mean, there are so many ways that the Daughter of Winter series could go. We were given quite a bit story in Winter Princess, yet there’s so much story, plot, and secrets that we don’t know.

I’m also pretty glad that by the end of the book there was something amiss. Which admittedly totally works in the authors favour. I’ve already bought the second book in the Daughter of Winter series, Winter Heiress.

And jeez, that epilogue?! It took my breath away.

All in all Winter Princess was a delight, a pleasure, a joy to read. I couldn’t get enough!

I give Winter Princess, 5 stars.

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Have you read Winter Princess? What’d you think of it? If you have any Reverse Harem recommendations, I’m all ears. 

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

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